The “Yolanda effect”: Labour inspectors call three days of strike action for the first time in history

For the first time in history, the Labour Inspectorate has called three days of strike action to protest against the “serious shortcomings” of a body that has still not been strengthened despite the commitments made by the government. A year and a half ago, the Ministries of Labour – on which it depends – and Finance and Public Function – responsible for the management of public employees – signed an…

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Too much government staff? Not in Spain

NEW YORK | In the debate over austerity and government spending some throw the question of 'oversized administrations'. Are there too many government workers in Europe? And in the U.S.? Should the numbers be reduced? The Spanish Secretary of State for public administration Antonio Beteta has apologized to the unions for suggesting last week that workers should “forget about having their morning coffee break and reading the newspaper.” It has…